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31st of December 2019

Make Healthy Aging a New Year’s Resolution in 2020

“It’s Never Too Soon to Think About Healthy Aging” (December 30, 2019) — With people preparing their new year’s resolutions for 2020, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging people of all ages to make healthy aging a priority in the new year. “When it comes to healthy aging, it’s never too soon to […]

19th of December 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America: Congress’ Historic $2.82 Billion Appropriation for Alzheimer’s Research Funding an Important Step Forward

AFA Applauds Increased Research Investment, Urges Enhanced Focus on Caregiver Support Services (December 19, 2019)—Upon the passage of Health and Human Services (HHS) budget for fiscal year (FY) 2020 with an additional $350 million designated for Alzheimer’s disease research—bringing federal funding to find an Alzheimer’s cure to a total of $2.82 billion—the Alzheimer’s Foundation of […]

14th of December 2019

Six Steps to Reduce Holiday Stress for Caregivers

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Tips for Families Affected by Alzheimer’s (December 12, 2019)— The holiday season often brings both joy and stress; planning and preparing for holiday celebrations, buying gifts and taking care of other last-minute details can all increase our stress levels.  For people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, who are […]

10th of December 2019

Teens Impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease Encouraged to Apply for College Scholarships

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Invites High School Seniors to Share Their Alzheimer’s Stories through its Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest (December 9, 2019) — High school seniors across the country who have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease are invited to share their experiences to raise awareness and have the chance to earn […]

6th of December 2019

Creating “Happy Holidays” for a Loved One Living with Alzheimer’s

Tips for a dementia-friendly holiday celebration from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (December 6, 2019) — Families across the country are getting into the holiday spirit and planning their celebrations.  For the more than 5.8 million American families affected by Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing tips on how to adapt holiday […]

22nd of November 2019

Nine Thanksgiving Travel Tips for Families Impacted by Dementia

(November 21, 2019) — As one of the busiest travel weekends of the year approaches — the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates more than 55 million travelers during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend — the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing important tips to families traveling with someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness. […]

21st of November 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Makes Recommendations to US Senate to Eliminate Barriers to Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Alzheimer’s Disease

NEW YORK (November 21, 2019) – The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) recommended ways to eliminate barriers to diagnosis, care and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses to the US Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health.  The Senate subcommittee solicited testimony as part of a hearing held during National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month to raise […]

4th of November 2019

Pam Leonard named Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s 2019 Dementia Care Professional of the Year

(October 31, 2019) —  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is proud to announce that Pam Leonard, LBSW, CDP, Program Director for CJFS (Collat Jewish Family Services) CARES in Birmingham, AL has been named its 2019 “Dementia Care Professional of the Year.” The honor is awarded annually to one individual who demonstrated professional excellence in […]

31st of October 2019

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month- Here Are Four Things to Remember

(October 31, 2019)– With Alzheimer’s Awareness Month beginning November 1st, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging people to remember four important things about Alzheimer’s disease. “Raising awareness starts from within,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s president & CEO. “As we work together to educate others about Alzheimer’s disease throughout November, there are […]

30th of October 2019

Halloween Safety Tips for Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Helpful Information for Family Caregivers to Consider to Help Keep Their Loved Ones with Dementia Safe and Comfortable (October 30, 2019) —  With Americans getting ready to celebrate Halloween, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering safety tips for family caregivers to protect their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease […]